Individual therapy engages individual clients working one-to-one with the therapist to foster skills development (such as emotion regulation, learning pro-social behaviors and effective problem solving) and encourages internal processing to resolve painful issues which previously lead to distress and/or maladaptive patterns of behavior.
All mental health counseling services are delivered according to an individualized service plan developed collaboratively with clients, involved family members and professionals (such as social workers, probation officers, or school counselors as applicable), as well as any other supports identified by the client.
Family therapy involves the client and applicable family members as supports to the identified client to help improve both the functioning of the identified client and the family system as a whole. Family therapy stimulates processing of relevant relational issues and identifies skills building areas (such as boundary setting, communication skills, conflict resolution, and parenting skills). Family therapy may also include couples working together to resolve conflicts, increase closeness and build effective relationship skills.
Pathwise Counseling & Skills Center uses evidence-based methodologies that best meet a client’s needs and goals. Some of the most commonly employed independently or in combination are:
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Focuses on recognizing and discarding self-defeating thoughts, emotions and behaviors.
Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Skills building in the areas of Distress Tolerance, Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.
Identifies and evaluates effectiveness of behaviors meeting internal needs and sets goals accordingly.
Focuses on the current, specific complaint and finding a solution to it.
Uses the Stages of Change and one’s level of motivation to change problematic behavior.
Artistic expression, Play and Relaxation activities are also implemented in conjunction with the above methodologies.
Pathwise Counseling & Skills Center can help clients address a variety of distinct or co-occurring clinical issues under the care of a dually-licensed LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) and LAC (Licensed Addiction Counselor) clinician with 26+ years’ experience.
* Trauma & PTSD
* Substance Use
* Depression & Mood Dysregulation
* Anxiety & Anger
* School Performance & Behavioral Issues
* Communication Skills
* Coping Strategies
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